He was holding a model casting call and he let her sit in.
There were young girls of all ages, but it was mostly the younger teenagers that caught her attention.
When Joseph would have her take them into studio to photograph their head shot, they suddenly became a different person. The fierceness and the way these girls handled themselves in front of the camera was so natural and comfortable, they suddenly became this different person.
It struck her as she recognized this alter ego that we all seem to carry in some shape or form. Everyone has that safe space–that other space. These young women seemed to be themselves in front of the lens.
6 years later she pitched the idea of Dirty Ego to designer Corey Bertrand. After many brainstorming sessions we decided-what about having people in an altered state, something they would never do?
Dirty Ego was finally born.
Dirty Ego 1 was focused on Criminals. Having normal, everyday people getting caught doing criminal activity. When they decided to do another series of Dirty Ego, makeup artist Beth Corbley pitched the idea of The Seven Deadly Sins.
They knew that they could have fun with this and make it their own.
The Dirty Ego series has continued growing into a new creative path from the last show and there are already ideas for next years series floating around.
Be sure to catch this years show opening at Studio 7 in Atlanta on October 16th. The series will be hanging until November 6th. All of the pieces are for sale, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase.